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February 14, 2014 at 12:39 am #15151
I am 27 weeks pregnant and still have low body temps (something I’ve always seemed to struggle with). Usually 96.9 waking and low 97 in the day. I’ve been trying to RRRAF since the summer, I stopped upon becoming pregnant because I wasn’t sure if/what I should do.
Here is a general idea of my days:
Breakfast- bowl of oatmeal with coconut oil, butter, and honey, 1-2 boiled eggs with salt, tea OR 2 toast with butter and 2 fried eggs
Lunch- sandwich with meat and cheese, fruit, or leftovers from dinner, or soup, juice
Snack- milk and/or fruit
Dinner- meat, veg/salad, starch, FCLO
Before bed- homemade dessert & milk, or ice cream
Occasionally some candy or a donut DH ‘treats’ me too.
I could eat more than this, but it seems like a decent amount already, and it’s just hard to find the time! I have a one year old and a two year old, so I barely have a chance to finish my meals in peace, never mind make and eat snacks constantly. I do get hungry though. I was eating WAY more than this in the first trimester and gained a lot of weight (was 112 lb and 5′ 6”, now 144 lb) but now that morning sickness is mostly gone I just don’t have that motivation to keep eating…
I guess I’m looking for ideas to increase calories… while avoiding PUFA’s and GMO’s as much as I can, I know they are not good for baby.February 15, 2014 at 12:49 am #15168tennoseaParticipant
Honestly you are barely eating much more than me-actually I don’t think you are eating more than me-and I have anorexic tendencies and am NOT pregnant. Do you have a history of being a bit health/weight-focused or even obsessive? If you really cannot motivate yourself to eat more try maybe adding in milkshakes? Or really probably whatever the heck you want. Ditch the veg/salad and use that space to put in some real foods. The worst thing for baby is not enough-far worse than a GMO here or there-in my opinion. (NOT at all trying to make you feel guilty, just trying to put in perspective….)February 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm #15184
Thanks tennosea. Yes, I am a recovered anorexic I spent 4 months in an inpatient program (before I was married and had kids) then I got into WAPF stuff which was enlightening in a way, but started making me orthorexic! I haven’t had a salad in two days- fried potatoes in coconut oil, pasta, ice cream and lots of sugar seems the way to go. my temp was 98.0 today!February 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm #15186Tucker90Participant
salad??????? we are not ruminant animals! we cannot digest salad! stop eating cow foodFebruary 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm #15187Tucker90Participant
and FLCO isn’t gonna do you any goodFebruary 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm #15197TinaTParticipant
Actually, salad with a good blue-cheese (or other full-fat) dressing on it is a good calorie source. Especially if you top it with bacon bits and croutons. Yum!
Cow food is tasty. And, our digestive tracts are long & slow enough that we can get nutrients out of it, too.
I’d say if you get hungry – get some cheese and crackers or a granola bar (Lara bars are really YUMMY). Try and find something you can keep handy, so you can keep up with the kids and still grab some fuel for your body, too.February 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm #15230
I usually like salad (like TinaT said, with homemade dressing, cheese and other extras) but always go off it during pregnancy. Just make myself eat because it is ‘healthy’.
Isn’t FCLO good for the DHA and vitamin A for baby’s brain? And the Vit D, we live in a northern climate so most of the year hardly have any sun.February 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm #15238TinaTParticipant
I’ve heard loads of good things about FCLO.
I thought this program was about feeding yourself what you crave, and not putting anything on the “no-no” list. So, if it makes you feel good, that’s good enough for me – I don’t think it can hurt, for sure.
I’m also in a northern climate, and definitely feel better when I take loads of Vit D – right now I’m finishing off some Carlson Vit D drops, but might switch it up to a D/K combo next, I hear they do better together.
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